Brescia alumnae at Homecoming


Celebrate with Brescia

Virtual Homecoming
September 20-26

To ensure the continued health and safety of our campus community,
Brescia has opted to host Homecoming 2021 in a virtual format again this year.

While we wish we could welcome you to campus, we still want to reconnect with our alumnae and celebrate your Brescia memories through a full-week of exciting activities!

Monday, September 20  

Alumnae Reunion Pins

Brescia is excited to launch new Alumnae Reunion Pins as part of Homecoming 2021. These pins mark 5-year (pewter), 10-year (bronze), 25-year (silver) and 50-year (gold) reunions from Brescia.  Have you reached a Brescia milestone and want your pin?

Request your Reunion Pin

Women's Leadership Panel
7:00 p.m.
Hear from 2021 alumnae award winners and newly appointed Brescia President, Dr. Lauretta Frederking.

Panel to be moderated by Brescia alumna and LEADWITHUS Campaign Cabinet Member, Marjie Macoun '11.

Tuesday, September 21  

Coffee & Conversation
10:00 a.m.
As Brescia's newly appointed President, Dr. Lauretta Frederking invites alumnae to join her for a virtual coffee as she gets to know our alumnae and shares her plans for Brescia's future.

Trivia Tuesday!
How well do you know Brescia? Complete Brescia-themed trivia for a chance to win! Categories include: Alumnae, Students and Faculty & Staff.

Test your Brescia Knowledge!

Trivia Submission

Wednesday, September 22

Celebrate your Past
Today we look back at your Brescia experience and the importance it has played in your life.

Join us in honouring those celebrating milestone reunions this year and share your favourite photos from your time on campus. 

Thursday, September 23      

Coffee & Conversation
10:00 a.m.
As Brescia's newly appointed President, Dr. Lauretta Frederking invites alumnae to join her for a virtual coffee as she gets to know our alumnae and shares her plans for Brescia's future.

Cook with Brescia
7:00 p.m.
Join guest chef and alumna Emily Campbell ’13 & ’16 as she teaches you how to make Chickpea Bolognese with homemade pasta. Emily will share the kitchen with much-loved and retired Brescia food lab instructor, Lucy Mahood!

Emily CampbellEmily Campbell is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with a Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition and works at Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is also the owner of Kidney Nutrition where she specializes in renal and diabetes nutrition and helps clients understand how nutrition plays an important role in managing kidney disease and diabetes. Emily is also the author of The Complete Renal Diet Cookbook, a compressive guide for managing chronic kidney disease through diet. Emily helps her clients through working with them one on one to navigate the complex world of food and nutrition and teaches her clients how food can be delicious and nutritious while achieving their health and nutrition goals; she will use these skill to share how easy nutrition can be through a virtual cooking class.


Join the Cooking Class Live

Friday, September 24

Windows of History
Explore our visual tour of the stained glass windows of the Holy Family Chapel at Brescia University College. These windows showcase not only our faith as a University, but the importance of the Ursulines who continue to guide out students, faculty and staff leading with wisdom, justice and compassion. 

Stained Glass Windows

Colouring Contest
Add a little colour to Brescia's Chapel Windows for a chance to win a prize! Categories include: Alumnae, Students, Children and Faculty & Staff.

Colouring Page

Colouring Contest Submission

Saturday, September 25

Go Blue with Brescia
Starting this month, Brescia has banned sales of all plastic water bottles on campus. In recognition of this initiative, Brescia has been awarded Blue Community certification, and becomes the first university in Ontario, and only the second university in Canada to receive this designation. 

Chancellor Maude Barlow challenges you to do your part to support environmental sustainability.

Message from Chancellor Barlow

*Video message from Chancellor Barlow to be released on this day.

Sunday, September 26  

Mass in the Brescia Chapel
12:00 p.m.
Join us in-person on campus (limited seating available) or via Facebook Live for a livestream of Mass. To register to attend in-person, please contact Campus Ministry.

Join Mass Live



Alumnae who graduated in years ending in 1 or 6 are celebrating milestone reunions this year. 

For more information about Homecoming 2021, or for help planning
a virtual class gathering, please contact Alumnae Relations.